CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

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AVATARIUM Debut Record Out Now

Stockholm-based Doom Supergroup AVATARIUM released their highly anticipated self-titled debut record Avatarium via Nuclear Blast.AVATARIUM – debut record out now! - 2013-11-01 00:00

The band features legendary Doom Metal pioneer Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) on bass, Marcus Jidell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Carl Westholm (CANDLEMASS) on keyboards, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums and Jennie-Ann Smith handling vocal duties.

Critics worldwide speak in unity, with most praiseful words:

“Avatarium is a progged-up, doom metal masterpiece and Leif Edling is a fucking genius!” Metal Hammer UK

“The new emotional feeling of Dark Doom is called AVATARIUM. Strong & fragile, powerful and poetic!” – METALLIAN

Several different versions of the album are available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Avatarium is also available as a full stream here: http://bit.ly/AvatariumStream

BATTLECROSS to Tour UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium

BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it:

“Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”

“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”

Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Miss May I, BATTLECROSS

January 2014
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight

February 2013
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON – Guildhall

BATTLECROSS triumphantly returned as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating release, “War of Will.” Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel has proved to be one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THgoKxbrNm4

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records
GET IT HERE: Amazon

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TÝR Announce North American Tour with Children of Bodom

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour:

“Finally we get to announce this one. It’s been in the works for a long time and it’s probably the biggest tour we’ve ever been on. North America, we’re very excited to see you all again soon!”

TÝR performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood of Heroes” can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR’s brand new album, “Valkyrja,” has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, “Valkyrja” reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

About:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women.

Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain;

“the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

Order your copy of “Valkyrja” at these locations:

North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – amazon.co.uk

TYR w/ Children Of Bodom, special guests TBA

02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis

02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick

02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub

02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom

02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon

02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues

03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater

03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater

03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues

03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts

03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza

03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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CHIMAIRA Announce Headlining Tour

 

CHIMAIRA announced the CROWN OF PHANTOMS tour surrounding their highly anticipated new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from THE BROWNING, THREAT SIGNAL and label-mates DARK SERMON.

CROWN OF PHANTOMS Available July 30!

1. The Machine
2. No Mercy
3. All That’s Left Is Blood
4. I Despise
5. Plastic Wonderland
6. The Transmigration
7. Crown Of Phantoms
8. Spineless
9. Kings Of The Shadow World
10. Wrapped In Violence
11. Love Soaked Death

CHIMAIRA will release Crown Of Phantoms on July 30. With critical accolades already starting to compile, this is set to be some of the band’s best material to date.

“Tracks like No Mercy, Plastic Wonderland and Spineless are absolute slayers that will surely impress longtime fans and newbies alike, and bring that classic I Hate Everyone flavor we’ve all grown to love” REVOLVER MAGAZINE

The band posted a video that reveals album artwork, track listing and 30 second song clips from their new album. CHIMAIRA also made headlines by way of crowd-funding a fan version CD/DVD where they more than doubled their initial goal via IndieGoGo.

PURCHASE ALL THAT’S LEFT IS BLOOD ON ITUNES HERE

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